MEET THE TEAM
MAMI is founded by Keanu Wilson, a Bristol-based Hip Hop and Break-dancer who specialises in storytelling through movement.
Keanu has always struggled with shyness, but on the stage he found he could communicate best. He has now performed in front of audiences in the thousands, and trained with some of the best Hip Hop companies in the UK as well as leading projects in Tunisia and Venezuela.
Born in Kent in 1992, Keanu was athletic from an early age. He trained heavily in basketball before turning to dance at the age of 15, when he discovered Hip Hop and Breakdancing. Largely self-taught, he looked to expand his dance skills, regularly travelling to Pineapple Performing Arts Sunday Schools. At 16, he attended North London Dance Studio where he got his Performing Arts Diploma.
He then began performing with Platinum Performing Arts and Impact Dance, companies which he is still a part of today and which have contributed hugely to his success and development as a dancer.
MAMI is the culmination of his dream to help others learn to express themselves and have confidence in their own skin.
Dancehall, Afro and Carnival style Dance Fitness Coach
Candice is an incredible dancer with a passion for movement and the benefits it can have on not only the physical importance but also the psychological and mental wellbeing aspect. Candice is a psychology graduate and is extremely passionate about encouraging self worth, self esteem and self belief.
With her contemporary background and love of Caribbean styles, she aims to bring a different energy with a fun, feel good vibe.
Commercial Latin Dance
Iris is from Tenerife (Canary Islands) and has always been passionate about dance.
She began her training at age 5 with ballet and Spanish dance. Later he opted for commercial and Latin styles, training in Tenerife and Madrid and participating in different choreographic groups.
She is currently a Carnival Fitness instructor in Bristol.
What Iris wants, is to convey her passion for dance and to make sure during her classes that you leave all your worries off the dance floor.
Hello, I'm Louise, I am responsible for the running of the studio and bookings of new events and classes etc.
I also run my own group PT sessions and the Mental Health Drop in service.
I have a professional history of working in the Mental Health sector, working alongside all different kinds of amazing people with an array of different needs. Such as, Speech, sight and hearing impairments, Personality disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, just to name a few and specialising in Autism, Challenging behaviour, Learning disabilities and epilepsy. I am qualified to Level 3 in Health and social care.
I was diagnosed with PTSD at a young age and have had depression, anxiety and non-epileptic seizures & panic attacks for a number of years. I have personal experience with abusive relationships and a vast knowledge of substance abuse and it's effects on both user and friends/family.
I have been a Personal Trainer on/off for the last 7 years with a Level 3 Personal Trainer certificate, a Level 3 GP Referral and currently studying towards my Level 4 in Low Back Pain. I run x9 weekly group sessions at the studio, you can find these in the 'Classes' section.
Lyrical Fusion and Commercial Dance
Aaron Hatherall – Choreographer, Professional Dancer and Teacher.
Trained at Northern Ballet School and Stella Mann College of Performing Arts
Aaron has just flew back from dancing professionally with princess cruises around the world and is currently teaching in and around the uk at a number of professional dance colleges, dance schools and secondary schools. He has experience dancing for cruise
ships, various current artists and has also appeared in professional television work for companies such as Clarks Shoes, trollied TV series and more.
Aaron currently teaches dance for a few competition teams and crews in Bristol. one of which qualified for the world championships, achieving 4th place.
Previously, Aaron was commissioned for professional choreography for the main stage at the national dance convention ‘Move It’ and also choreographed for a large convention in LA in America,
Aaron in the last year has set up his own professional dance company (freedom dance connection) which he is the process of choreographing shows to hopefully be seen on cruise ships and entertainment parks around the UK further afield.
Kenzi Ireland is an experienced dance artist, specialising in African dance forms with over 15 years’ experience as a professional performer, choreographer and teacher. Kenzi has trained and performed with companies and professional dance practitioners from around the globe and has performed across Wales and the UK with ‘NIMBA African Dance & Music’.
Kenzi is an empowering teacher and an inspiring performer, delivering high quality dance experiences, her enthusiasm and passion for dance is infectious. Drawing from the strengths and diversity of African and Caribbean dance forms, her work aims to inspire true and honest expression and to celebrate and enrich our appreciation of dance of the African Diaspora.
Kenzi teaches weekly Afrofusion dance classes and is a Carnival fitness instructor with PILOXERCISE. Kenzi delivers dance within schools, colleges and universities, community events, festivals, and within mental health services, youth organisations and prisons.
Toria is a recent dance BA Hons graduate and teaches open Jazz and Lyrical classes also in Bristol.
She has trained and performed professionally as a dancer and while in her final year at university, she found a passion for teaching.
Toria ensures a there is a safe space for everyone to enjoy their own love for dance while improving every week and most importantly having fun,
Bring your water and a smile!
Sabrina is qualified to a Level 3 in both Pilates and Personal Training, She also has a Level 3 award in Adapting Exercise for Ante and Post Natal Participants.
She has over 6 years of experience and is so passionate about both the mental and physical benefits Pilates can have and has used it in her own personal journey from injury to a successful recovery.
Sabrina gives off a lovely aura, she is extremely calming and really empathetic.
Her classes are so beneficial to anyone that wants to learn how to be more in touch with their body and mind, Learn to focus on loving yourself and treating your body the way it deserves to be treated, or someone needing to recover from an injury, reduce pain, stress, anxiety and generally feel better.
Hikaru is a dancer who has trained in both Japan and Los Angeles.
She has appeared in a range of different movies and music videos as a dancer and actress.
In her class, you will be able to learn suppleness and power control.
She is extremely passionate about everyone enjoying themselves while dancing, focusing on self expression and improving your skill level.
For all booking enquiries, email Hikaru on
Mindfulness and Mindset Coach
Hannah is a wonderful Mindset Coach and a Mindfulness Guru. Spreading wisdom and joy throughout every day.
With her encouraging and infectious energy and vast knowledge, she is able to give incredible advice to help you break free from self limiting beliefs, unlock your full potential and live life on purpose.
Keep your eyes peeled for news about workshops and events that Hannah is running here at The Hideout Bristol and contact her for all enquiries for 1:1 coaching on firstname.lastname@example.org
Acro-Yoga teacher and Personal Trainer
Will Aka @superyogiuk is an incredible Acro-Yoga teacher and Personal Trainer.